Bailiffs to evict travellers from Vicar Water Country Park

Bailiffs to evict travellers from Vicar Water Country Park
Bailiffs to evict travellers from Vicar Water Country Park

The unauthorised encampment, which arrived on the Clipstone county park on November 18, has been served with an eviction notice.

Newark and Sherwood District Council obtained a possession order from Mansfield County Court on November 29, which was served on the encampment the same day.

The possession order directed the group to vacate the site immediately, which they failed to do.

A spokesman for Newark and Sherwood District Council said: "Despite the order, the group failed to leave and the council therefore secured a warrant for possession the following day. "County court bailiffs attended the site today (Monday December 3) to serve notice of eviction, which is scheduled to take place on December 4, 2018 at 12pm.”

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This is not the first time the wider north Nottinghamshire area has been subject to traveller encampments. Earlier this summer there were encampments on Fisher Lane Park, Spider Park, Ransom Wood and Sherwood Oaks Business Park in Mansfield, as well as several parks in Ashfield including Sutton Lawn on several occasions - most recently in October.

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